When the ground is covered in a thick white blanket, life still goes on. You have places to be, chores to complete, loads to haul, and driveways to clear. Whether you’re a homesteader with plenty of land or just need to find a reliable way to get to work each day, you need a vehicle that can deliver…Every. Single. Time.
Here are a few of the most reliable – and extraordinary – snow vehicles.
Subarus are great personal vehicles for driving around in the snow. In general, an older model Outback is usually your most affordable option. Why do you think you see so many of them being driven around cold climate areas? Even with over a hundred thousand miles on them, Subarus tend to be fairly reliable. Their design and weight distribution make them easy to get a grip on the road. http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g6483/10-best-winter-beaters/?slide=8
Imagine a ride that has the body of a motorcycle, with a ski in place of the front wheel and a small dozer track in the back. That’s what you get when you build a snow chopper. This particular model was constructed from spare parts lying around a shop. https://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2010-01/theme-building-diy-snow-vehicles-show-winter-whos-boss
Take the snow chopper down a notch…changing the “motorcycle” part to more of a bicycle…and you get the ski bob. It’s a ride on vehicle that uses ski-like platforms to sail right down the mountainside. The built-in shock absorbers make it look a bit like a pogo stick is thrown into the mix. https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/9-most-innovative-ways-to-travel-on-snow-and-ice
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Aeroluge looks like a Volkswagen Beetle on skis, with a propeller in the back. It was commissioned by the German army. The sad news? There’s only one in existence. https://jalopnik.com/the-ten-best-vehicles-for-conquering-snow-1661119191
Available as a DIY kit, the RS196K is great for shoveling snow or hauling firewood. You can even add on attachments like rippers, rakes, or a receiver hitch to pull around a small wagon. It’s like your own personalized mini bulldozer. http://struckcorp.com/products/magnatrac-rs196k/
Delivered fully assembled, this mini dozer is about the size of a riding lawnmower but strong enough to pull up to 1,500 pounds. It comes with three different types of lifting tracks and hydraulic options for buyers that want to take on more challenging projects. http://struckcorp.com/products/magnatrac-rs1000/
A Flame Thrower Tank
When all else fails, a tank is what you need. One that throws flames. That way you can run right over the snow, or melt it…your choice. We advise that you check with your local authorities before making the investment, though. https://jalopnik.com/the-ten-best-vehicles-for-conquering-snow-1661119191